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** Accommodation : 3-star class hotel or similar in Busan
** Duration might be delayed due to traffic condition on the highway
** Deposit : 50% of total cost is required until at least 14 days prior (for peak-season, 1 month before at least)
** Balance : 50% of total cost can be made by cash or credit card on the 1ST tour day
** Please enquire at least 14 days before (for peak-season, at least 1 month before)
** Peak-season : 24th Jul. ~ 16th Aug.
|MINIMUM NUMBER||3 person|
|DURATION||Pick-up (around 06:30) ~|
Transportation (by vehicle), Tour guide, Admission fee, Hotel, Breakfast (1), Lunch (2)
1st day : Hotel (Seoul) pick-up - Rest in Highway - Busan - Yongdusan Observatory - Lunch - Gukje Market - BIFF Plaza - Jagalchi fish market - Taejongdae Cliff - UN Memorial Park - Busan city Museum - Hotel check-in (Busan)
2nd day : Breakfast(Hotel) - Hall of BIFF - Dongbaek Park (Nurimaru) - Lunch - Haeundae Beach - Aquarium - Gwangan Grand Bridge - to Seoul - Hotel (Seoul)
Busan, a bustling city of approximately 3.7 million residents, is located on the southeastern tip of the Korean peninsula. The size of Busan is 765.10km² which is 0.8% of the whole land of the Korean Peninsula.
The natural environment of Busan is a perfect example of harmony between mountains, rivers and sea. Its geography includes a coastline with superb beaches and scenic cliffs, mountains which provide excellent hiking and extraordinary views, and hot springs scattered throughout the city.
Haeundae beach is the largest beach in Korea. The beach has lots of visitors every year because it has shallow water level and fine sand.
Around the beach have well-facilitated accommodations and other facilities, so there are lots of visitors around the year.
The Jagalchi Market is Korea's largest seafood market. After the Korean War the market solidified itself as a fish market. Most of the people who sell fish are women, so the women who sell here are called 'Jagalchi Ajumma,' 'Ajumma' meaning middle-aged or married women. This market represents Busan and is famous throughout the country.
If you visit you can eat fresh raw fish right at the market. Even these days you can see women selling mackerel, sea squirts (ascidians) and whale meat on wooden boxes along the road. Every year in October the Jagalchi Cultural Tourism Festival is held, and it is easy to visit because of the convenient transportation provided by the subway. The Jagalchi Market is where you can see the lifestyle of the indigenous Busan natives.
Busan’s modern movie district was originally little more than a pair of cinemas that were built following Korea’s liberation from Japanese colonial rule over half a century ago.
However, major renovations took place ahead of the first Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) in 1996, and the newly transformed district was named BIFF Square on August 14, 1996. Having been remade as a cultural tourist attraction promoting the advancement of Korea’s film industry, the BIFF Square has contributed to Busan’s newfound status as an international cultural tourist city.
The 428m-long street stretching from the Buyeong Theater in Nampo-dong to the overpass in Chungmu-dong was divided into “Star Street” and “Festival Street,” and on the eve of the festival each year the “Ground Opening the BIFF Square” is held on the street.
Designated as a Busan monument, along with Oryukdo Island, Taejongdae represents Busan, and is especially famous for its rock beach. Featuring its highest peak at 250m, there are forests of pine trees and other 200 varieties of trees.
Taejongdae was named after the 29TH king of Silla Dynasty (BC57~AD 935), King TaeJong Mu-Yeol (604-661). King TaeJong had traveled to many places but this was the place he enjoyed shooting arrows.
Under the lighthouse of this resort is a rock called Sinseon Rock, named after the myth that gods and goddesses came down here to relax. At this rock is a figure called Mangbuseok, named after the story of a woman who waited for her husband who had been taken to Japan.
Taejongdae is also famous for the ritual of praying for rain, performed when there are droughts, and rain on the 10TH of lunar May is called the 'Taejong Rain'. On days with clear skies you can see Japan’s Tsushima Island from the observatory.